Firefox and possible vulnerability
Posted by angelis on April 28 2007 00:35:14
I am reading around a few webmaster boards of a worm that is mysteriously invading PCs of seasoned webmasters using Firefox. The name of this worm is Worm_Nuwar.AOO and it typically hides in the Firefox profiles folder.
So far the reports I have seen indicate the file has not been executed and that the file has been discovered by anti-virus programs after the file has snuck it's way in. If this was an innocent payload designed to see if Firefox could be breached, what might follow may not be so innocuous. The webmasters reporting that this file has been on their computers have notified the various AV companies that they use, so a point of contact detection update can't be too far away.
As always people, keep your antivirus programs up to date.